Pricing & plans
We’re committed to providing farmers with choice as well as helping you save energy and money.
We understand that each farm is different and we’ve got a range of pricing options to suit your needs.
There are two types of pricing, Fixed or Variable. Choose a fixed rate plan if you want some certainty to help you budget, or variable pricing if you don’t want to be tied into a contract.
Year round or seasonal rates
Depending on when you use electricity you can choose between year-round or seasonal rates for your farm.
- Seasonal rates may suit summer milking dairy farmers, irrigators and some horticulturalists.
- Year-round rates might be better for sheep and beef farmers.
Our fixed seasonal rates give you lower summer rates from 1 September to 30 April.
This graph illustrates consumption and Meridian seasonal rates only. Your actual consumption and the rates charged to you will vary. The graph has been based on a single agribusiness customer's installation control point in the Waitaki region.
Day/night or anytime rates
You can decide if you want rates that vary within a day, such as a DayNight rate that has lower night rates.
- DayNight rates often suit irrigators and early morning milkers.
- An Anytime rate may be better for sheep and beef farmers.
Pay less for power through your rural supplier
Paying through a rural supply company is the simplest way to pay your power bill — and you get a better deal. We work closely with top rural supply companies, establishing pricing, services and terms to suit their members. If you’re with one of these companies, you really need to be with us.